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To Crunch or Not to Crunch

Experts say crunches are worthless and bad for the back. Are they right? Here’s the real science.

TNT 2

In his first TNT article, big Dave Tate cut through the BS and dropped some great training info on us. This week Dave provides us with a few more explosive tips and tricks, this time for the more advanced trainee.

TNT 1

I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.

Tip: Your Shrugs Are Too Heavy

Set your ego aside, use better technique, and build traps so big they impair your hearing. Here's how.

Tip: Your PR Isn't That Important

Are you strong enough?

Tip: Your Lateral Raises Aren't Working

If your traps take over, this exercise won't do much for your delts. Here's how to fix that problem and finally build some broad shoulders.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

Tip: Your Fitness Tracker Sucks

Is your smart watch or fitness band giving you accurate information? Here's the latest science.

Tip: Your Feelings Don't Matter

Not feeling motivated? Here are three ways to snap out of it and throw some iron around.

Tip: Your Chin-Up is Weak and Ugly. Let's Fix It.

Are you swinging back and forth? Are you struggling to get even a couple of good reps? Here's what to do.

Tip: Your 1RM Doesn't Really Matter

Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

Tip: You've Gotta Try This New Leg Exercise

Unlike conventional hack squats, this landmine version allows you to find the perfect groove for your joints. Check it out.

Tip: You're Still an Ego Lifter

Newbies do it, and it can even sneak into an experienced lifter's workouts. Here's what to watch out for.

Tip: You're Doing This Stretch Wrong

Great stretch for tight hips, but easy to do wrong. Here's how to do it right.

Tip: You're Doing Lateral Raises Wrong

It's a common form mistake and an easy fix. Here's how to do it right for better results.

Tip: You're Confused About Muscle Confusion

If you think your muscles need to be "confused" every workout, then you're, well, kinda confused. Here's why.

Tip: You Need to Be Doing Ring Pull-Ups

Here's why, plus how to prevent the most common mistake.

Tip: You Need the Bow and Arrow Drill

Keep your shoulders healthy and strong. Here's how.

Tip: You Don't Have to Bench

Think the barbell bench press is a must-do lift? Really, it's not. Here's why.

Tip: Yoga Moves for Strong Lifters

Some of the best warm-ups for lifting actually come from the yoga studio. Here are a few that anyone can use. No Lululemon required.

Tip: Work the Top and Bottom Range of the Deadlift

Strengthen your pull from the floor and your lockout with these two exercises.

Tip: Work Glutes While Brushing Your Teeth

When your glutes won't activate during lower body exercises, they start to get soft and shapeless. Here's a simple way to keep them round and hard.

Tip: Women, Train Like Men (For the Most Part)

There are only a few differences in how women should train versus men. Here they are.

Tip: Women, Stop Obsessing Over Diet and Eat for Muscle

Constant dieting wrecks the metabolism. Eat and train for muscle to get lean and stay that way. Here's why.